C.J. Grover, in the Spectator, argues that links to Socialism, outside a few twisted urban enclaves are the kiss of death for democrats, and Biden’s support for the radical democrat party base’s noxious ideas was responsible for a bloodbath producing an “astonishing 17-seat gain for the GOP and the Democrats holding the smallest House majority in two decades.”
Why not use the GOP near-House-Majority to give the dems a bit more rope to hang themselves?
For Democrats to be truly honest, America deserves Speaker AOC. House Republicans should hand her the gavel.
The House Speaker is elected at the start of every new Congress by a simple majority of the Representatives-elect, meaning 218 votes in the 435-member body. As noted, the GOP stands to have 214 seats come January. Ocasio-Cortezâ€™s Squad will have five with the addition of Cori Bush of Missouriâ€™s 1st District. Ten if you count all successful candidates backed by Justice Democrats. The votes are there to be had.
Ocasio-Cortez is in open war with her party and hasnâ€™t committed to supporting Pelosi for the job, while Justice Democrats have taken direct aim at Pelosiâ€™s failed leadership. Few politicians since Washington have voluntarily refused power and rebuffing Republican overtures would mean passing on the chance to go from bartender to House Speaker in a mere four years. As Speaker, she would achieve in that short timespan what Bernie Sanders has sought for four decades in public office â€” actual congressional votes on socialist ideas.
He has a point. It just might work at sinking the democrats nationally, and it would certainly serve Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden right.